We’re located @ 5501 Colorado Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
As always, it’s open rain or shine! The latest weather for tomorrow is: cloudy, windy (according to Accuweather?!) day rising to 85 degrees by 1 PM.
NEW this week: Music @ the Market from: Montgomery Fox, 10AM to Noon
If you have time to volunteer @ the kids’ tent and know more folks interested, please email me and Desiree Frame (<a href="mailto:desiree4frame) as we're looking to line up more kids tent activities and performances.
Volunteer and sponsor opportunities abound this season. If interested, please email me..
Happy Corn & Cukes Market!
Belle Prairie Farm, our only Certified Naturally Grown veggie farm, is back on for their second season. They also offer CSA shares, inquire within. Belle Prairie Farm, our only Certified Naturally Grown veggie farm, is offering:
Beets Peas Cabbage Squash blossoms Purslane Maybe beans
Garner’s Produce has great pickling cukes available this week. Here’s the method to ferment your own pickles, courtesy of Rodale’s Organic Life.
Pickling Cucumbers Carrots Japanese White Turnips New Potatoes Cut Flowers Eggs (not sold at all markets) Jarred Goods- Blackberry Jam, Hot Sauce, Hot Pepper Jelly, Swt. Potato Butter, Pumpkin Pie Butter, Strawberry Preserves Hot Peppers- Cayenne, Serrano High tunnel tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and green frying tomatoes Fresh Cut Herbs- Parsley, Chives, Dill, Basil, Mint Cabbage- regular and savoy Squash Blossoms
Black & Red Raspberries
Kale – Dino, Red Boar & Green Boar
Groff’s Content Farm Will have all of their grassfed beef snack sticks, bologna, their delicious chef prepared meals from Degrees of Cooking using Groff’s sustainable meats. They will also have their regular mix of pastured Berkshire pork & sausage, free range chicken & turkey, and pastured beef and lamb products.
Zeke’s Coffee of DC will be offering cold brew growlers tomorrow! in addition to their great usual mix of small batch roasted coffees, hot and cold coffee by the cup.
& Stone Hearth Bakery will have their same great options this week.
I Confect is back for 2017. Made in Union Kitchen Ivy City, DC, I Confect specializes in treats and baked goods using all natural ingredients. For the very first time @ markets, I Confect is premiering quiches, both regular and gluten free. Specializing in pound cakes, nuts, and more, what’s your confection?
Tigersoap is back on for this week.
Our entertainer this week: Montgomery Fox, a great audience participation oriented musician.
DPW to Kick Off DC’s First Citywide Food Waste Drop-Off Program in our Neighborhood! Come Compost with Us!
The Department of Public Works (DPW) is continuing the citywide Food Waste Drop-Off program for Ward 4 at 14th & Kennedy Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm District residents wishing to compost the food waste they generate from home for FREE are encouraged to bring, in a sealed container, acceptable compostable food waste items such as fruits, vegetable scraps and food scraps made from grains (breads, grains, cereals , rice and pasta), coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, egg shells, household flowers and nuts and nutshells. Food dropped off at all sites will be turned into compost soil, a natural soil additive that helps grow new food and plants. Through this new initiative, DPW intends to: 1-Divert and compost up to 160 tons of food waste in the first year; 2-Bring awareness to organic waste recovery and the benefits of composting, and 3-Provide tips on how residents can reduce food waste at home.
DPW’s Food Waste Drop-Off is a free service, with sites implemented in all eight wards by the first week of June (additional sites will launch in conjunction with the opening of the farmers market season). More information is available at: dpw.dc.gov/foodwastedropoff
We also are welcoming UDC Center for Nutrition this month. Here is their curriculum: diverse topics such as vegetables, fruits, grains, proteins, dairy, food safety, food security, physical activity, among others. Each Saturday we will bring different nutritional information for the audience and sometimes tasting-food. I would like to know if you have any question or comment , please let me know at analaura.vasquezquin or 202-274-5735 . UDC will be making appearances twice a month through September.
Coming Soon for Vendors: Dimitri Olive Oil would like to come back this year but needs a selling position to make it happen.
Coming Kids’ Attractions for this season include: July 15, Day of Summer with Kids’ Lemonade Stand from 9 to 1 & Kids’ Yoga, 930 – 10AM from Lighthouse Yoga.
Coming Attractions for this month include:
Charles Solomon, Harmonica – July 8
Jacob Panic, Banjo, UDC Center for Nutrition – July 15
Miles Spicer, Guitar – July 22
Montgomery Fox, UDC Center for Nutrition – July 29.
Farmers Market Volunteers Needed – 2017
1. Entertainment Coordinator: Primarily responsible for booking non-kids tent related entertainment for the market. Types of entertainment could include:
– Cooking classes
– Musical guests
– Fitness/health & nutrition classes
2. Sponsor Solicitation & Coordinator. Responsibilities include:
– Recruiting local business to sponsor the market this season
– scheduling sponsor appearances at market
– ensuring sponsor incentives (public recognition/appearances) are given as promised
3. Kids-tent Coordinators. Responsibilities include:
– scheduling entertainment for kids tent
– promoting entertainment for kids tent via social media and email listserves
– re-ordering supplies for tent, as necessary
– assisting with set-up/break down of kids tent, as available
We love to support neighborhood organizations. We offer fruit or vegetables for one time events, gift certificates for silent auctions or raffles. We also consider other ideas you might have to support the neighborhood. Please contact Jim Coleman @ freshvistamarkets.
We are on the hunt for new artisan food vendors now. If you know of a vendor who would be adaptable to the market’s needs and experienced on morning oriented outdoor events to be an artisan food vendor, we would love to talk with you about this, contact Jim Coleman @ freshvistamarkets.
We have secured funding for unplugged acoustic music at the market. The rate is $75 a week and we would love to have folks in the neighborhood playing at market. If you’ve always wanted to try it, this may be your golden opportunity.
Produce Plus, DC’s fresh veggies incentive program, is continuing this week. Unfortunately, the eligibility requirements have changed and we still need more volunteers for this program, so please contact us @: freshvistamarkets soon because we could use your help.
Thanks for coming to 14th & Kennedy Street Farmers Market. The neighborhood is supportive of the market and we think you rock for coming. We can’t do it without you. What do you want @ market? Do contact us @: freshvistamarkets whenever you’d like.